Hamilton Shoplifting Defense Lawyers
Hamilton Township is the largest town in Mercer County and therefore has the second busiest municipal court behind Trenton City. One of the most common charges in Hamilton is shoplifting offenses because of retail centers such as Hamilton Marketplace. If you have been arrested for shoplifting in Hamilton it is of the utmost importance to contact an experienced defense lawyer. The more common retail stores to prosecute shoplifters in Hamilton are Kmart, Walmart, Dollar Tree, Kohls, Shoprite, and BJ’s Warehouse. As a direct reaction to the large number of shoplifting arrests in the town, the municipal court has taken up a policy to normally prosecute shoplifters very vigorously under the law. If you are convicted of shoplifting in Hamilton you can receive up to 6 months in county jail, $1000 fine, and mandatory community service. Moreover, a criminal record can drastically affect job opportunities and your immigration status if you are not a United States Citizen. Defending a shoplifting case in New Jersey is a tough uphill battle and that is why you need an experienced shoplifting defense attorney in your corner to protecting your rights. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have represented thousands of clients in shoplifting cases and possess well over 100 years of combined experience. If you are interested in speaking with one of our shoplifter defense lawyers then please call our office, conveniently located in Princeton, New Jersey, at (609) 683-8102.Arrested for Shoplifting in Hamilton NJ
If you have been charged as a shoplifter in Hamilton Township and the amount alleged is under $200.00 then it is a disorderly persons offense, also sometimes called a misdemeanor, and your case will be heard in Hamilton Municipal Court located at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton, NJ. Judge Douglas Hoffman (Presiding) and Judge Kenneth W. Lozier hear all disorderly persons cases within the township. If the amount that was alleged to have been taken was over $200.00 then it is a felony shoplifting charge and you will be prosecuted in Mercer County Superior Court. A felony shoplifting crime is more severe and it can be punishable by state prison if you are convicted. If the amount in question is between $200.00 and $500.00 then it is a 4th Degree Felony Shoplifting Charge punishable by up to 18 months in prison. If the amount exceeds $500.00 but is under $25,000.00 then it is a 3rd Degree Shoplifting Felony and your prison exposure can be 3-5 years depending on various factors. If you have been charged with either a disorderly persons offense or felony crime for shoplifting it is important that you contact one of our lawyers to speak about your options and the details of your case.Defending Shoplifters in Hamilton Township
If you have been charged with shoplifting the bottom line is you need of a lawyer. Our criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling theft and shoplifting cases throughout Mercer County, New Jersey including Hamilton Township. As former prosecutors and veteran defense lawyers we know how the court system works and we will draw upon our experience to provide you with an aggressive defense that you can only find at an established firm. At a time like this it is important to put your trust in a law firm with a proven track record. To speak with one of our New Jersey shoplifter attorneys contact us at our Princeton office by calling (609) 683-8102 and we will be happy to answer your questions and schedule your free consultation.